The delimitation of these regions is debatable; for instance Tibet may be regarded belonging to Central, East and or South Asia.
Students writing on such regions are expected to spend thought on the definition of the examined region.
Students are expected to stick with one paper topic throughout the semester.
By October 1st, students are to produce a working table of contents and a list of references. Papers are contain a periodization
and shall subdivide the region they deal with in sub-regions. Students shall provide a list of keywords.
By November 1st, students are to produce a first draft.
By December 1st students are to produce a second and final draft.
The papers will be comparatively graded, at every one of the three stages; so keeping the deadlines is important.
First claim, by email or verbal, gets the topic; every topic only once.
Many of the topics here are vague. Students can, and are encouraged to, specify topics.
Begin with brainstorming : what questions do you want to answer ? What information do you have access to ?
Papers should be divided in several chapters and have a concluding analysis. Papers should contain endnotes and references.